Is It Art?
This course will provide an introduction to thinking about art. Through the lens of historical movements of art and art theory, this series will explore the definition of art, what it means, and why we value it. As practices and roles of artists continue to be multiple and elusive, so is the complex relationship of art to taste, beauty, innovation, and controversy. A survey of prehistoric art to art in the digital age will provide context in which to theorize, enjoy, and question art in its many forms.